A few shots from the preparation of our pre-degree show currently running at St. Margaret’s House in Edinburgh. Several days of intensive deliberations by the hanging committee resulted in a stimulating and diverse display of our current work. (Images courtesy of Dagmara Milosz)
Excuse the cheesy, Valentines referenced title. Here are some great work in progress pics from Grays 16 resident colour guru, Toni Harrower.
Here are another couple of images from the Gray’s 16 studios. This time from Luke Vinnecombe, whose colourful pieces stand out with their painterly humour and off-kilter characters. The first, titled ‘The Challenge’, can currently be viewed at the Royal Scottish Academy open exhibition in Edinburgh, while the quirky inhabitants of ‘Daytime Television’ offer considerable narrative intrigue. Watching Luke’s canvases develop leaves us wondering who will emerge next.
Now that the festive season is past the hectic task of getting our pre-degree and degree shows sorted out begins. The coming weeks and months will be a flurry of exhibition planning, dissertation writing, fundraising and promotion – not to mention the creation of artworks at the centre of it all. It will be hard work all the way but I’m sure that the talented team are more than up to the task.
The superb hand skills evident in these images belong to Eve Montgomerie. Eve joined us at the beginning of 4th year and has become a valuable part of the scene. Her very personal and subtly political work brings a welcome figurative dynamic to the group.
Great news this week about Toni Harrower and Luke Vinecombe from Gray’s 16. After a nervous wait for results they both received the fantastic news that they have been selected for the upcoming Royal Scottish Academy open exhibition in Edinburgh. We are all really proud of the pair and can’t wait to see their fab paintings alongside some of the best contemporary artwork in Scotland.
We had the second Gray’s 16 fundraising sale on Thursday 19th November. Under the title Wunderkammer we sold a variety of goods to raise some cash for our forthcoming Degree Show events. Once again we were surprised by our success and look forward to another boost with Christmas bake sales in December at two locations on the Robert Gordon University campus.
Two of the Gray’s 16, Paul and Izzy, won travel awards to help them make research trips to Cuba and Iceland in the summer. Their studio work has been greatly enriched by their discoveries on these fascinating trips.
We had our firstfundraising activity for our degree show a couple of weeks back. Thanks to a great effort from the baking team the Halloween Bake Sale was a huge success and got our funds off to a great start. The table looked very professional and this did not go unnoticed by Gray’s staff who must have seen many in their time.
We hope to bring this confidence into our upcoming goods sale and Christmas Bake sales in December.